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Did Rex want McElroy all along?

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08:01 AM ET 12.03 | What for months had been somewhat manufactured seems finally to have come true as Rex Ryan benched Mark Sanchez in favor of Greg McElroy. Ryan would not say who his starting quarterback will be next week when the Jets travel to Jacksonville to play the Jaguars. It would be stunning if the Jets went back to Sanchez, their starter for the last four years. After the game, he and Ryan had an animated discussion at his locker with Sanchez looking very unhappy. ... Conspiracy theorists will ask whether Ryan used Tebow's ribs as an excuse to keep him out, wanting to play McElroy instead. Tebow was active 10 days prior against the Patriots with the same injury, but never entered the game.

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December 3, 2012  08:08 AM ET

Sanchez is on a suicide watch.

December 3, 2012  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Sanchez is on a suicide watch.

It might be a little soon for that kind of comment.

Just saying.

December 3, 2012  08:10 AM ET

Stupid thread. He could have dressed McElroy last week, as Tebow was injured then and even less healthy than this week. Who's the HC here? Are the Jets really coached by their owner, like Dallas? I think not.

December 3, 2012  08:12 AM ET

McElroy was the one who said the emperor wears no clothes (scary when associated with King Rex). Now he could be their starter. Hilarity.

December 3, 2012  08:12 AM ET

Enjoy holding that clipboard, Markie.

December 3, 2012  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Sanchez is on a suicide watch.

He's locked in a cutlery store for his own safety.

December 3, 2012  08:15 AM ET

" After the game, he and Ryan had an animated discussion at his locker with Sanchez looking very unhappy."

An "animated" discussion is appropriate for such a pair of cartoon characters.

December 3, 2012  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

" After the game, he and Ryan had an animated discussion at his locker with Sanchez looking very unhappy."An "animated" discussion is appropriate for such a pair of cartoon characters.

I've thought of them as the Skipper and Gilligan...

December 3, 2012  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I've thought of them as the Skipper and Gilligan...

My choice is Chief Wiggam and his son Ralph.

December 3, 2012  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Enjoy holding that clipboard, Markie.

Mark will be OK. He's getting his dream job. Cover model in GQ. 2nd choice is QB at USC. He still has eligibility there.

December 3, 2012  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

My choice is Chief Wiggam and his son Ralph.

Ha! Even better!

December 3, 2012  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Enjoy holding that clipboard, Markie.

"Uh, Tim, Coach says I have to hold the clipboard now."

"Eff off, Mark."

"Uh....OK, Tim."

December 3, 2012  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Mark will be OK. He's getting his dream job. Cover model in GQ. 2nd choice is QB at USC. He still has eligibility there.

He'll get another shot at being a qb

December 3, 2012  08:32 AM ET

The Jets won the game and they're still the Joke of the Day.

December 3, 2012  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Jets won the game and they're still the Joke of the Day.

Such is the nature of things DD

December 3, 2012  08:50 AM ET

I don't know about Rex, but a lot of fans have wanted McElroy for a long time now. At Alabama he was not spectacular but always solid. He might be just what the Jets need to settle them down and get focused on playing football again.

December 3, 2012  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

He'll get another shot at being a qb

I agree with you. He has a lot of talent. I'm not sure why he's fallen off the cliff for a while this year.

December 3, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Sanchez is on a suicide watch.

He has to get out of there next year. Both parties need a new start.

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